- State monitoring oil spill in Mississippi River Updated: Feb-08-16 6:05 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is on the ground monitoring the site where a damaged barge may have leaked oil slurry last month.
- Current permit allows more pollution from Detroit refinery Updated: Feb-08-16 5:26 am
DETROIT - The area around Marathon's Detroit refinery could see increased sulfur dioxide air pollution regardless of whether new permit is approved.
- Judge to hear arguments on permit for Au Sable fish hatchery Updated: Feb-08-16 4:01 am
LANSING, Michigan - Environmental groups are challenging a state agency's decision to allow commercial aquaculture in a branch of the Au Sable River in northern Michigan.
- Fuel experts to discuss California's higher gas prices Updated: Feb-08-16 3:39 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A state panel is meeting Monday to investigate why California gas prices are consistently higher than the national average and whether state lawmakers can do anything about it.
- Mild winter? Lake Placid's Mirror Lake Inn makes own snow Updated: Feb-08-16 3:05 am
LAKE PLACID, New York - Lake Placid's stately Mirror Lake Inn has its own antidote for the mild Adirondack Mountain winter - it's making its own snow.
- Colorado's battle over tax limits could shape future growth Updated: Feb-08-16 2:14 am
DENVER - By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes.
- Divers find 2 bodies, wreckage of small plane off California Updated: Feb-08-16 12:18 am
LOS ANGELES - Two bodies and the wreckage of a small plane were found Sunday by divers searching in the water off Southern California for evidence following a midair collision believed to have killed three people, authorities said.
- Researchers work to improve microgrid at Idaho Falls lab Updated: Feb-07-16 10:54 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory are planning to use the lab's microgrid testing facility in Idaho Falls to improve the energy reliability of the city's electric grid in the event of a blackout.
- The Latest: Broncos beat Panthers to win Super Bowl Updated: Feb-07-16 10:26 pm
SANTA CLARA, California - The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):
- Company slows work on controversial Utah tar sands project Updated: Feb-07-16 5:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Environmentalists are celebrating after the Canadian company behind a controversial tar sands development in eastern Utah announced it is scaling back work on its project.
- Survey shows more Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River Updated: Feb-07-16 4:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - State conservation officials say last year's survey shows the most Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River in a decade.
- Snowmobiling a family affair for regional club Updated: Feb-07-16 4:07 pm
MOUNT VERNON, Washington - The sounds and smells in the hills north of Baker Lake rivaled those of an auto racetrack as snowmobilers prepared to take off along Forest Service Road 13.
- Where Tetons grow, continents once collided Updated: Feb-07-16 1:08 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Stepping back to when the Earth was just half as old as it is today, the tectonic plates that Jackson Hole now rests upon were located in a place that nobody yet knows.
- Glacier Park maintenance backlog still growing Updated: Feb-07-16 12:48 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - The estimated cost of needed improvements in Glacier National Park has grown to $179.8 million, according to the National Park Service.
- 10 vehicles destroyed after breaking through Lake Geneva ice Updated: Feb-07-16 12:16 pm
LAKE GENEVA, Wisconsin - Lake Geneva police say 10 vehicles apparently are a total loss after breaking through the ice during the city's Winterfest.
- Proposal would create wetland mitigation bank for farmers Updated: Feb-07-16 12:10 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A proposal that's under federal review would establish a wetland mitigation credit system that could benefit farmers in South Dakota.
- 9 new bighorn lambs spotted in Catalinas so far this season Updated: Feb-07-16 11:41 am
TUCSON, Arizona - State wildlife officials say they are optimistic there will be as many new bighorn lambs in the Catalina Mountains this year as last year, when 16 were observed in the range north of Tucson.
- Chopper Rescue: Helicopters bring hiker off NC mountain Updated: Feb-07-16 11:36 am
ALTAMONT, North Carolina - A hiker who fell in the North Carolina mountains is safe after it took more than five hours and two helicopters to get him to a hospital in Asheville.
- Nominations accepted for West Virginia ag hall of fame Updated: Feb-07-16 11:12 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The deadline is approaching for nominations to the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame.
- Arapahoe Basin ski expansion advances Updated: Feb-07-16 10:53 am
DENVER - Arapahoe Basin's plan to expand backcountry terrain is going forward.
- Lake Champlain fish to be tested for pollution toxins Updated: Feb-07-16 10:50 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Lake Champlain Basin Program plans to start monitoring fish in the lake for mercury and toxins produced by cyanobacteria - commonly known as blue-green algae.
- Zoo uses Chinese New Year to highlight endangered species Updated: Feb-07-16 10:49 am
PARAMUS, New Jersey - A Chinese New Year celebration Saturday at the Bergen County Zoo, heralding the year of the monkey, put the spotlight an endangered species distinct for its red fur and small head surrounded by a lion-like mane.
- Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains Updated: Feb-07-16 10:46 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Plant protection groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying mountain goats released in the La Sal Mountains in southeast Utah are damaging rare species of plants.
- State to hold 1st public meeting on federal Clean Power Plan Updated: Feb-07-16 10:38 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources has scheduled its first of several meetings to help develop a state plan to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
- Officials: Pine beetle epidemic slowing, but not yet over Updated: Feb-07-16 10:38 am
CUSTER, South Dakota - State and federal officials say the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing but still continuing in the Black Hills.